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[lip-uh-krohm, lahy-puh-]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of the naturally occurring pigments that contain a lipid, as carotene.
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Origin of lipochrome

First recorded in 1885–90; lipo-1 + -chrome
Related formslip·o·chro·mic, adjective
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lipochrome in Medicine


  1. A pigmented lipid, such as lutein.
  2. Any of several yellow pigments resembling carotene and xanthophyll that are frequently found in the serum, skin, adrenal cortex, corpus luteum, and arteriosclerotic plaques, and in the liver, spleen, and adipose tissue.
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